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  • Maya Kelley
    Published about an hour ago
    How I Cope with OCD While Recovering from Addiction

    How I Cope with OCD While Recovering from Addiction

    I was not diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive disorder until I began therapy during treatment for my drug addiction. After careful observation and consideration, my therapist came to the conclusion that I most likely have been suffering from OCD for the better part of my life. As a result, I was most likely attempting to self-medicate the symptoms of my OCD with substances, eventually leading to my drug addiction. It is not uncommon for addicts to have co-occurring disorders that helped fuel their drug or alcohol addictions, and because of this, I am extremely passionate about spreading awareness pertaining to mental health and addiction.
  • Rebecca_Writes _
    Published about an hour ago
    Anxiety Is

    Anxiety Is

    Anxiety is more than a word.
  • Ella Riley
    Published about an hour ago
    Chew on This - The Unsung Struggle of Misophonia

    Chew on This - The Unsung Struggle of Misophonia

    I can’t remember much about my disorder preceding the time that I was, say, 12 years old. However, I do remember the traumatic moments that likely started it all.
  • Emma Carver
    Published about 2 hours ago
    A Thank You Letter to My Abuser: This One’s for You, Mom.
  • india
    Published about 2 hours ago
    Personal

    Personal

    It’s not about them anymore.
  • Stephen Doheny
    Published a day ago
    The Fight Back

    The Fight Back

    The loneliest road to walk is the road that leads to a place of isolation and an acute loneliness, brought on through the parasite force known as depression. You’re stuck inside a shell that has cracked and is seeping the most destructive emotions, tearing at your body and mind, and no matter how hard you try you just cannot shake it loose.
  • Jennifer Lyn
    Published a day ago
    Misunderstood and Misdiagnosed: My Road to Recovery

    Misunderstood and Misdiagnosed: My Road to Recovery

    My mental illness feels like I'm in the midst of a giant, cluttered, shrub. I feel trapped, I struggle to move, and I am almost constantly terrified. Even though I have a mental health condition, none of the labels make sense to me perfectly. I used to think that illness was treated with a straightforward approach, you get ill, then diagnosed, then treated, and then better. I am now realising that my illness—and no illness—is that linear and predictable.
  • Mark Bacot
    Published a day ago
    Life After My NDE

    Life After My NDE

    It was a hot summer day in North Carolina and the family decided to head out to the lake to cool off and enjoy the day. This was a big lake, with very deep waters and I remember that you couldn’t go out very far before it was over your head. I was around the age of 10, and I really wasn’t that great of a swimmer and got frightened anytime someone tried holding me down or pulling on me in the water, so I stayed pretty close to the shoreline. I remember being on the shore when I noticed that my sisters had all gone to the end of the very long pier, or at least to me it seemed a mile out into the dark water. I decided I wanted to go be with them, so I ran down the pier afraid of missing out on anything fun. I remember almost reaching the end where my sisters all older than me had gathered sitting on the edge when I started to slide on the wet pier floor and flew right off the end into the lake.
  • Azaris Morales
    Published a day ago
    Diary of a Working Housewife

    Diary of a Working Housewife

    Monday September 16th, 7 AM: